Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!



They Say

They Say

When Katarina Kunert traveled with us to the Arctic in 2018, she was inspired by the people, lands and water to write this beautiful poem. Anyone...


iNaturalist and Seek

iNaturalist and Seek

iNaturalistHave you ever wondered how you can contribute to science without being a scientist? With iNaturalist, every observation can contribute to...


Connecting to nature around the world

Connecting to nature around the world

We asked SOI alumni around the world to take us on an adventure with them and show us how they connect to nature. It is important that we find time...


Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures

What’s on Deck

Stay tuned for a bonus Bridge coming out next week all about Oceans. We will be giving you insight on where you can find SOI during Ocean’s Week!

SOI Staff Pick

“Is nature queer? Non-binary bat researcher Estravan (they/them) explores nature, biology, and sexuality in the natural world through the study of queer ecology. They challenge us to consider how hetero/cis normativities, such as gender binaries and natural and unnatural behaviours, have shaped our perspectives of nature.”

Watch here

Alumni Making Waves

“In this light-hearted, informative series, Olympian and activist Mark Tewksbury looks at LGBTQ+ themes and answers questions that sometimes even members of the LGBTQ+ community don’t know the answer to.”

Watch here

Recap & Briefing: Making Gay History

“Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.”

What are your pronouns?

Have you connected with anyone from the SOI staff team recently? You might have noticed that we include our pronouns next to our names wherever possible. Including your pronouns helps to create an inclusive space.

Learn more about how to use pronouns here.

The Bridge is made possible with support from the following organizations.